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Start Point Lighthouse

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Address: Start Point, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ET, England
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+44 1803 770606
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The striking Start Point Lighthouse is situated on one of the most exposed...

The striking Start Point Lighthouse is situated on one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the south side of Start Bay between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.

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Excellent start point for a coast path walk.

The scenery around here is stunning and as a start point, this offers a National Trust car park. Heading towards Beesands there are cattle in the first field but thereafter is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery around here is stunning and as a start point, this offers a National Trust car park. Heading towards Beesands there are cattle in the first field but thereafter is cattle free.

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Woodley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cost for a 45 minute tour and talk is £5 per adult. Whilst not suitable for children smaller than 1.1m, it's well worth the 20 minute hike from the car park...even if it's just to enjoy the stunnng scenery. Not quite the most southerly Point in the South Hams district, it feels like it. You can see for miles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Light House as part of a weekend away birthday treat. Mary the guide very good and our grand daughter was made more than part of the visit. Guides can make or break sites such as this during a visit ,Mary certainly doing her bit.

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Olney, Beds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What can I say about this delightful lighthouse. We took our 6 year old daughter on 16th Feb where we were greeted by Hugh who was super lovely & understanding with our hyper daughter. One of her teeth fell out just before the tour started & Hugh gave her some pennies. Worth every penny of the inexpensive charge. Very informative... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Lovely walks around here, lighthouse was shut when we were there. The walk down is quite steep so be aware if you are not that fit

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We have visited Start point on many occasions and in all sorts of weather. Beautiful views across start bay (especially on a nice day) and you can even see parts of the ruined village at Hallsands which got washed away by the sea. Nice walk down to the lighthouse (bit of an incline on way back up to car park!)... More 

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Just really stunning panoramic views,in both directions,from the lighthouse,lovely coast line to walk!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantasist walk to the lighthouse and although we didn't look inside it the views along the way were superb!! A must see if in this area!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great site to visit guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpfull in my quest. would recommend a visit to the whole area. Five-stars

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Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We live not far away, and often take visiting friends on the triangular walk starting from the Start Point Car Park, down to the lighthouse if it is open, otherwise to the gate, then turn right along the coast path which you follow until there's another turning to the right which leads you back up the valley to the car... More 

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